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Frances Bridges

Frances Bridges (Lofton)

Saturday, May 24th, 1930 - Sunday, January 6th, 2019
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On Sunday, January 6, 2019 we were saddened by the departure of our beloved Frances Ernestine Bridges (Lofton). She was 88 years old.

Frances Ernestine Bridges (Lofton) was born in Greensboro, North Carolina to the late William and Inez Lofton on May 24, 1930. She attended public schools in Greensboro, North Carolina and after migrating to Boston, Massachusetts she attended Boston public schools and graduated from Girls High School.

Frances was a devoted wife, mother and friend. On May 11, 1957 she was united in marriage to Willie B. Bridges her loving husband for sixty-one years. From that union two beautiful children were born, Stacey B. Thomas and Darren M. Bridges.

Frances was a longstanding member of the Columbus Avenue A.M.E. Zion Church where she served on the Adelaide Eaton Usher Board and a longtime member of the Electrons Bowling League for many years.

She worked at Sears, Roebuck and Company for many years. Frances faithfully ran the hot lunch program for seniors at the Church of the Holy Spirit in Mattapan, Massachusetts.

She leaves behind to cherish her memory, her devoted husband Willie B. Bridges, her caring daughter Stacey B. Thomas, son Darren M. Bridges of Boston, son-in-law; Victor T. Thomas, her two granddaughters: Victoria E. M. Thomas and Cierrah N. Bridges and grandsons: Victor M. Thomas and Jamal R. Bridges; nieces Denise Lofton of Springfield, MO, Christina Schuler of Aurora, Illinois and other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her siblings, Maude I. Simmons, Marian J. Young and William Lofton Jr.

A Viewing will be held on Saturday, January 12, 2019 from 10:00 to 11:00am followed by Funeral Service at 11:00 O’clock at Columbus Avenue AME Zion Church 600 Columbus Ave., Boston, MA 02118.

Interment: Forest Hills Cemetery

Funeral arrangements entrusted to Riley-Antoine Funeral Home
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  • Visitation

    Saturday, January 12th, 2019 | 10:00am - 11:00am
    Saturday, January 12th, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
    Columbus Avenue AME Zion Church
    600 Columbus Ave.
    BOSTON, MA 02118
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  • Service

    Saturday, January 12th, 2019 | 11:00am
    Saturday, January 12th, 2019 11:00am
    Columbus Avenue AME Zion Church
    600 Columbus Ave.
    BOSTON, MA 02118
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  • Interment

    Forest Hills Cemetery
    95 Forest Hills Ave.
    BOSTON, MA 02130
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Posted at 06:21pm
May the family of Frances Bridges (Lofton) please accept my sincere condolences hoping you find peace and comfort in God's words at Acts 24:15 and Psalm 37:29.

Denise L

Posted at 10:34am
To the family and friends of
Please accept my sincere condolences. Death is never an easy thing to deal with. I have to reflect on Jesus response when he learned that Lazarus his friend had died. At John 11:33,35
We read that Jesus was troubled and that he wept. Some say we must be strong, but can you think of anyone stronger than Jesus? Just think, Jesus has the power to resurrect and he wept over this death. In the very near future Jesus will excercise this same power to resurrect our dear loved ones. John 5:28,29.

May you find comfort in the hope of the resurrection.

Denise L.


Posted at 09:10pm
To the family, my heartfelt condolences for your loss. Please find comfort in the knowledge that God promises to put an end to all the things that have plagued mankind for centuries including pain, suffering and death (Revelation 21:3,4). May these promises from God give you comfort now and real hope for the future. My deepest sympathy.

Ferba,Denise,Christina and family.

Posted at 08:21am
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
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